Ferguson has a new vice president of its HVAC division. 

The Virginia-based HVAC and plumbing wholesaler announced that Carlton Harwood has been vice president for Ferguson’s HVAC business, which the company says is the third largest distributor network in the U.S., with 130-plus locations that sell HVAC market equipment, parts and supplies.

Harwood has worked at Ferguson since 1988, including a decade with the HVAC division before working as vice president in the company’s hospitality and maintenance divisions. He returned to the HVAC division in 2015.

“I’m excited for the tremendous opportunity Ferguson has to continue to expand our HVAC business through product diversification and new technology that meets the needs of our customers,” said Harwood. “It’s an honor to be involved with such talented, driven and enthusiastic associates, as we continue to pursue opportunities to positively contribute to this great industry.”

Ferguson COO Alex Hutcherson said Harwood will be a great leader for the company. 

“Carlton Harwood has strong relationships with our vendor partners and customers alike,” Hutcherson said. “Those relationships, plus his extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of our industry, will help drive sales growth in our HVAC business.”